10 Facts About Alcohol
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Everyone knows what alcohol is, but not everyone understands the severity surrounding it's consumption. There are many facts about alcohol, some good and some bad, but the general consensus is that the majority of facts about alcohol are negative.
Some experts believe that one beer a day can help with certain kidney functions, but these same experts realize the severity of drinking even one beer and getting behind the wheel of an automobile. Even the smallest amount of alcohol can impair the judgement needed to operate a motor vehicle, which is why it should never be done. In addition to remaining at home and away from an automobile if you have consumed any amount of alcohol, there are additional facts about alcohol that everyone should know.
Below are 10 facts relating to it's effects, treatments and possible health risks.
1. Alcohol is a depressant.
2. Alcohol can cause both short-term and long-term effects.
3. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair the judgement that is required to safely operate an automobile.
4. Alcohol can, and often does, result in serious side effects if consumed with certain medications.
5. Parents who consume alcohol excessively are much more likely to pass this trait onto their child. One of the most well known facts about alcohol is that expectant mothers who consume alcohol may give birth to a child who suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
6. If consumed over a prolonged period of time, alcohol may cause damage to major organs, including the liver and/or the brain.
7. In some states, one DUI (Driver Under the Influence) charge may result in probation, jail time, license revocation, a fine or a combination of the aforementioned penalties.
8. Drinking on an empty stomach may increase the likelihood of actually becoming drunk.
9. Alcohol in the home is a temptation, so the removal of it will help to lessen the possibility of consumption.
10. Prolonged consumption of alcohol may result in substantial weight gain which, in turn, can have negative effects on the heart.
The facts about alcohol in this article are to be used for informational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or recommendations regarding facts about alcohol. Before deciding on the most effective method of treatment, the patient must consult a licensed medical doctor for advice and/or to determine the best course of action for his/her individual situation.
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